“Race to suffer” is a psychological operating system to be employed in sport racing which is focused on maximizing effort & perceived exertion to achieve the best possible outcome.
“You cannot beat Lionel mentally, because Lionel isn't out there to win. Lionel isn't out there to beat someone else. Lionel is out there to suffer and hurt himself. He had a 3 minute lead on me at St. George, he was going as hard as he possibly could. You cannot defeat someone like that, because they are harder on themselves than they are on the competition.”